There are several foundations in our communities that give back to our patients by offering support, making blankets or hats, or donating snacks and drinks for our patients to enjoy during their treatments. We are so thankful for each one of these foundations and the work they do for our patients and community.
JUNE BUG FOUNDATION
The June Bug Cancer Foundation helps ease the burden of cancer so local patients can focus on their treatment and health.
The June Bug Cancer Foundation was established by employees of Central Care Cancer Center in Emporia, Kansas back in 2007 in honor of patient June Monnard Sauder, known as “June Bug”. The fund is used to help ease the financial burden of local cancer patients, by helping pay for some costs including home expenses, transportation, lodgeing, food and acquisition of medical equipment, such as wheelchairs and walkers. No money is given directly to the patient. If approved, the bill will be paid directly to the vendor. All applications received are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Money is raised through donations, fundraising events, and memorials. Approximately $50,000 has assisted patients with various expenses over the years.
To be considered, mail completed application to: Central Care Cancer Center, June Bug Foundation, 1401 West 12th Avenue, Emporia, KS 66801.
The June Bug Cancer Foundation is a non-endowed, non-profit 501c3 organization under The Emporia Community Foundation.
For more information, call Central Care Cancer Center in Emporia at (620) 342-1117.
To make a donation, checks may be made out to: June Bug Cancer Foundation and mailed to c/o The Emporia Community Foundation, 527 Commercial Street, Suite B, Emporia, KS 66801.
LEAVE A LEGACY FOUNDATION
Our mission is to Strengthen the Cancer Fighting Resources in southwest Kansas. Please join us in our mission by donating today!
On March 16, 2007, the Leave a Legacy Foundation was created to honor the life of our dear friend Laura and to strengthen the cancer resources in southwest Kansas.
Unfortunately, the needs to support cancer patients continue to grow and we need your help to be able to continue to serve those in need. Please keep in mind, the Leave a Legacy Foundation has no employees or administrative costs. 100% of your donation is given directly back to the patients and families in southwest Kansas.
The foundation hosts a variety of fundraising events such as the Leave A Legacy 5 and 10k race.
For more information on the Leave a Legacy Foundation: https://whodoyourunfor.org/about-the-foundation/
VICTORY IN THE VALLEY
Our Mission – To encourage cancer patients and families on their journey by offering hope through emotional and spiritual support, while providing practical services to improve the quality of their lives.
Beginning as a local cancer support group, Victory in the Valley (VV) has expanded its services with the goal of providing practical assistance, spiritual support, and encouragement. Victory in the Valley has grown into a comprehensive cancer support organization that served patients and families last year, providing over 96,000 support contacts. Through the generosity of others, all support services are provided at no charge.
For more information on Victory in the Valley: https://www.victoryinthevalley.org/
CIRCLE OF HOPE
The Circle of Hope Cancer Support Group is a self-help non profit group for all types of cancer patients and their caregivers.
The support group was formed by Jack & Jane Dalton and Ray and Pat Shrader of Dodge City. Circle of Hope has been helping cancer patients and caregivers through their cancer journey since 1993. The support group encourages hope, strength and a positive attitude.
For more information on Circle of Hope: http://www.circleofhopedodgecity.com/
CITIZENS MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION
Our vision is to be the first choice for customer focused healthcare to every generation. Your generous donations directly impact the lives of each family served by CMH and support essential initiatives such as the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center, CMH Hospice, student scholarships and more.
There are several ways you can help keep your community healthy. You may choose to contribute cash, stocks, bonds or real estate to Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation. Gifts to the Foundation typically provide donors with a tax deduction and nonprofit investment incentives.
The Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to Citizens Memorial Hospital(CMH) and the enrichment of the communities we serve.
For more information on Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation: https://www.citizensmemorial.com/about/giving/index.html